Jul 3 – 28, 2017
Ecole de Physique des Houches
Europe/Paris timezone
Effective Field Theory (EFT) is a general method for describing quantum systems with multiple length scales in a tractable fashion. It allows to perform precise calculations in established models (such as the Standard Models of particle physics and cosmology), as well as to concisely parametrise possible effects from physics beyond the Standard Models. EFTs have become key tools in the theoretical analysis of particle physics experiments and cosmological observations, despite being absent from many textbooks. The school aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to many of the EFTs in use today.